Hi! I’ve had these mini-reviews sitting in my drafts folder for months. Then I realised Halloween is the perfect time to share them. If you’re hungry for even more inspo for the junior reader in your life (or maybe YOU are the junior reader in your life), scroll to the end of the post for a bonus reading list!
When I think of winter reading, I picture snuggling up with a cup of tea and a cosy book. But this is not a cosy book reading list! Some of my favourite winter reads are books that are best enjoyed with the weather outside is grizzly and inhospitable. Sure, some of them are snuggly books, but others aren’t so friendly. What are your favourite books to read in winter?
March 31st is a day to respect and support transgender people in our community (people who have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from the biological gender they were assigned at birth).
You want to be an ally? Be a good listener! So here are 5 books written BY people from the transgender community. There’s something here for every age reader, no matter what sort of journey you’re on – be it a journey of awareness and acceptance or self-discovery.
These are the authors I discovered in 2017 and instantly fell in love with. From YA to feminist manifestos to graphic novels, their books warmed my heart, led me outside of my comfort zone, and changed my perspectives forever. What authors did you discover in 2017? And who did you fall in love with?
I’m trying something a little different with this post. Although I didn’t feel right reviewing IT by Stephen King, didn’t want to forget what I loved about it and how it motivated me to try out different techniques in my own writing.
So the purpose of this post is to reflect on great writing techniques used in this book in a practical way that will help me grow. Who knows, maybe you’ll find something here to inspire you too! I have a feeling this post will grow into a blog series, so keep an eye out.
As always, if you have any opinions on this book I’d love to hear from you in the comments.